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NHL playoffs roundup: Not this year: Bruins sweep Flyers

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BOSTON — Milan Lucic scored twice, Johnny Boychuk got the go-ahead goal, and the Boston Bruins stopped any chance of another historic comeback by the Philadelphia Flyers with a 5-1 win Friday night that completed a sweep of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

In this round last year against Philadelphia, the Bruins became just the third NHL team to lose a series after winning the first three games. Boston even held a 3-0 lead at home in Game 7 before the Flyers rallied again for a 4-3 victory.

Boston has won seven of eight games and is aiming for its first Stanley Cup title since 1972.

RED WINGS 4, SHARKS 3: At Detroit, Darren Helm scored with 1:27 left in the third period, lifting Detroit to an elimination-avoiding win over San Jose in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series. The Sharks will take their 3-1 series lead back home with a chance to advance on Sunday night to the NHL's final four. Detroit is trying to become the fourth NHL team to win a series after trailing 3-0.